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Hotlanta

noun; interjection; blending
A nickname for the city of Atlanta, Georgia. It is a blending of “hot” and “Atlanta” used to convey the typical high temperatures of Atlanta (which has an average high of 70.3 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 52.5 degrees Fahrenheit annually). The term “Hotlanta” is almost never used by Atlanta natives, and is usually used by Americans from states North of Georgia with hotter temperatures than Atlanta. The most typical usage is as an exclamation in response to someone mentioning Atlanta, to convey an acknowledgement of how hot it is in Atlanta.
 
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Etymology : Blending of “Hot” and “Atlanta”
Source : Conversation within O-Week group (8-12-18): Me: “I’m from Atlanta.” O-Week Advisor (from Seattle, Washington): “Wow, Hotlanta!”
Last modified: 11 December 2019


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